INSIDE this week’s Cornish Times, available in the shops now:
- Buses are high on local people’s agendas this week. We lead on the fact that Liskeard’s former Cattle Market site is now being mooted s the location for a new bus staton for the town in the wake of the accident in Barn Street recently reported in the Cornish Times.
Meanwhile councillors’ concerns about bus service reductions due in the new spring timetables from April have been answered with a U-turn over cutting buses between Liskeard and Bodmin Parkway but there are still concerns about direct links to Derriford Hospital and about villages being cut out and through services to Plymouth being halved on the Rame Peninsula.
- Looe’s new D class inshore lifeboat Ollie Naismith II is on the way after more than £100,000 has been raised towards it 9n the town. Meanwhile, hopefully not needing its services are people applying in answer to Cornwall Wildlife Trust’s call for summer wardens on isolated Looe island - ideally the charity would like a couple or two good friends.
- We speak to 15-year-old Looe Community Academy student Kyra Hoskin about being chosen as one of the team of young journalists who will cover the first launch from Spaceport Cornwall.
- We have pictures of primary school children in Saltash who, along with school staff, took part in a sponsored walk to raise funds for refugees from Ukraine.
- Local Democracy Reporter Richard Whitehouse writes about how a new home has been approved to replace a property in Barbican Hill, Looe, where an elderly woman died after it caught fire.
- Local people say they are ‘dismayed and mystified’ after a developer has finally won his long battle to develop a field south of Trevillis Park in Liskeard. We look at the long-running saga.
- On our Letters page read about how Liskeard’s Eventide Care Home wants local people to come forward with their memories and photos to help the home mark its own 70th anniversary i the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee year - it was founded in 1952, the same year that Her Majesty came to the throne.
- We have lots of pictures from the annual cross-country run staged by Sir Robert Geffery’s Junior School in Landrake, an event now in its 37th year.
- In our Events section read about and see photos of cast members in two pantomime productions and we have a review from Kerenza Moore of Caradon Youth Theatre’s production of Legally Blonde staged at Liskeard venue The Social.
- This week’s Cornish Times features a packed Community new page and we also have pictures from a presentation night held by Torpoint British Legion to honour its poppy collection volunteers.
- the week’s paper also has two competitions: there is still time to enter our competition to win a fabulous meal for two at Looe venue The Sardine Factory, and readers can also enter a competition to win paperback copies of Emma Stonex’s mystery novel set in Cornwall. The Lamplighters, about three lighthouse keepers who go missing and the effect this has on their women left behind.
- in his latest fortnightly column for the Cornish Times, former BBC Spotlight presenter Justin Leigh speaks about the amazing local response to the suffering of the people of Ukraine as they rush to gather aid for the refugees from the crisis while recovering from the COVID pandemic.
- This week’s Cornish Times has 8 pages of Sport, leading with Torpont Athletic manager Dean Carew’s praise for striker Ryan Richards after he scored the winning goal to send his side into the semi-final of the Walter C Parson Cup.
Other coverage includes Les Philips Cup, RGB Cornwall Cup semi-finals, Walter C Cup quarter-finals, Western League, South West Peninsula League, St Piran League, ECPL, Argyle youth and women’s football, and other sports featuring this week include Rugby Union, Hockey, Golf, Snooker, Pool, Euchre and Short Mat Bowls.
- there are also all your other favourite sections including Family Announcements, Wordsearch, Puzzles page, Ray Roberts’ Nature Watch column and photos, TV Choice, three pages of Farming matters, three pages of Property, two pages of Homes and Gardens, two pages of Antiques and Auctions, Motoring, Care, Health and Wellbeing and Public Notices.
There is all this and more in this week’s Cornish Times, so pick up your copy today.